Environmental Health

Pollutants, toxic products and industry activities in the environment can impact your health. See what you need to know about environmental health concerns.

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In the U.S., normal body temperature has been dropping over the past 150 years. People run cooler today than they did two centuries ago. Why is that?

By Michael Gurven & Thomas Kraft

Some people feel you track a lot of germs and dirt into your home if you keep your street shoes on inside, but studies have shown it's not that bad.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

It's probably dirtier than you think.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Microplastics in our poop indicate that even our food supply isn't safe from our plastic problem.

By Patrick J. Kiger

A new app analyzes air pollution and its equivalence to cigarette smoking.

By Carrie Tatro

Increasing scientific evidence shows that ultrafine particles are especially hazardous to health.

By Patrick J. Kiger

From libraries to used book stores, books get passed from hand to dirty hand. How safe are they to handle?

By Carrie Tatro

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Does the sound of a leaf blower make you mad? There might be a physical reason for it.

By Laurie L. Dove

New research shows that human-caused CO2 emissions could decrease the nutritional value of staples like rice and wheat. But there are ways we can prepare.

By Jesslyn Shields

Hundreds of scientists and doctors are calling for stronger restrictions on antibacterial chemicals that show up in yoga mats, cosmetics, and even toothpaste.

By Laurie L. Dove

The latest study on airport noise spotlights the potentially negative relationship between aircraft sounds and human health.

By Laurie L. Dove

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The icy spectacles are growing in many places, with the help of glacial melt and warmer summers.

By Kate Kershner

What’s behind the mediocre grade, and who gave it?

By Kate Kershner

And it concerns a proposed development that will, depending on whom you talk to, spoil one of the world's natural wonders or build a better future for the Navajo people.

By John Donovan

Codenamed Project Iceworm, the facility has been abandoned since 1967, but melting ice could become a problem for the once secret base.

By Jonathan Strickland

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By 2020 some will say au revoir to disposable, single-use plastic goods. Will the rest of the world follow this trendsetting nation?

By Christopher Hassiotis

Most people don’t reuse their totes enough to have an environmental impact, survey says.

By Dave Roos

You spend one third of your life asleep. But you spend your entire life breathing. Learn more about these 10 common indoor air pollutants.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Some worry that the electromagnetic fields lead to cancer. Learn more about how electric cars and hybrids affect your health.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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A few simple changes to your shopping routine can avoid potential risks. Learn more about avoiding BPA exposure from cash register receipts.

By NaturallySavvy.com Contributor